Top 50 academic institutions by number of corporate collaborations

Academic institutions ranked by the number of bilateral partnerships they engaged in with corporate institutions to co-author papers published in the Nature Index between 2012 and 2016.

RankInstitutionCountry/Region# bilateral collaborations 2012–2016
1Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)669
2Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)463
3Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)427
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)394
5University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)347
6The Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)341
7University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)326
8University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)322
9Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)308
10Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)300
11University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)297
12California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)294
13University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)291
13University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)291
13University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark291
14The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan285
15The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)282
16University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)275
17University of California San Francisco (UCSF)United States of America (USA)274
18Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)269
19Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6France268
20Duke UniversityUnited States of America (USA)261
21Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland249
22Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)247
23University of Toronto (U of T)Canada246
24University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)United States of America (USA)232
25University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)225
26Northwestern University (NU)United States of America (USA)219
27Uppsala University (UU)Sweden216
28Kyoto UniversityJapan214
29Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland210
30Leiden UniversityNetherlands208
31Vanderbilt University (VU)United States of America (USA)203
32Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)199
33University of Southern California (USC)United States of America (USA)198
34The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)197
35University of California Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)196
36Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)195
37Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)United States of America (USA)194
38University of Southampton (Soton)United Kingdom (UK)190
39Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)Netherlands187
39University of Amsterdam (UvA)Netherlands187
40The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterUnited States of America (USA)185
41Technical University of Denmark (DTU)Denmark184
41The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)184
42University of Pennsylvania (Penn)United States of America (USA)183
43Technical University of Munich (TUM)Germany182
44Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)United States of America (USA)181
44New York University (NYU)United States of America (USA)181
44Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)France181
45Tohoku UniversityJapan180
46The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)179
47Tsinghua University (TH)China178
47University of Paris Sud (UPSud)France178
48The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia177
48University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)177
49Karolinska Institute (KI)Sweden176
49University of Oslo (UiO)Norway176
50McGill UniversityCanada174
50Utrecht University (UU)Netherlands174